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CNN
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
, that the religion is what it is, and you live by the rules because that's what the faith is about. what is faith? what is the church? what should be the right rules? and maybe the expedience of the moments, if we just adjust to the times, you se some sense of what the faith is at its core. that's certainly the orthodox position. on the other hand, you've got lots of catholics from my generation who want to see it be more exclusive and sclus inclus inviting, and would want that from the pope. >> especially when it comes to birth control. mary ann walsh sort of pooh-poohed that, but it is very important to catholic women. almost 90% of catholic women have taken birth control at some point in their lives. >> and there are no women priests or women in positions of power, not to denegrate in any way the nuns and the amazing influence they had on many lives, including mine as a catholic student. but this pope himself, very interesting, called the rottweiler of god, so strict to orthodoxy, he got into a point of confusion, right, because when he was talking about africa, the first time that they talked
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 5:00am PST
books about the revenge of god, that religion is making a comeback as a political player. two-thirds of the 1.2 billion catholics in the world today live outside the west, and most live in societies where religion is critically important, so, yeah, i would say there's still some gas left in the church's political gas tank. >> john, real quickly, only a couple of seconds left here, but what do you know specifically in regards to what they are looking for for a pope? stances on abortion, same-sex marriage, that kind of thing. >> reporter: well, all these cardinals have been appointed by john paul and benedict so they are all in agreement on the main. of course they are looking for a hole guy but three things quickly, one, somebody with a global vision, two, somebody who is a missionary, who can take the church's message to the street and, three, somebody who can fix the perceived internal governance problems in the vatican itself. you roll all that up, you probably have a pope. >> john allen, so good to get your insight. thank you so much for being with us today. >> sure. >> and
CNN
Feb 12, 2013 1:00am PST
faith and reason and the role of religion in a post-modern sectarian world, and even many of his fiercest critics would express admiration for his intellectual depth. as a ceo, as a business manager, the verdict is much more mixed. many critics would say he never got his hands successfully around the sexual abuse scandal. there was, of course, a spectacular vatican leak scandal that included the arrest of his own butler and created disarray and palace intrigue. there was a kind of chronic inability to get the trains to run on time. >> barbara, what do you think? >> reporter: well, obviously john is much better to speak about the ideology than i am, but think he also will be remembered by the scandals. even going to the american nuns and clamping down on them. there are a lot of people who may not be unhappy to see a change in the vatican. but, you know, the vatican butler scandal, the sex scandals, protesters in st. peter's square, you know, things like that that have really marked the last several years, i think, are going to be remembered by a lot of people when they come to st
CNN
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
. they were released several hours later. i don't care much for people who use religion as a cloak to justify hatred, injustice and fear and i can't imagine god, should he or she or it exist, does either. i am so proud of my sister and niece for nighting for what they believe in, by having nerve to pray at a wall of prayer while being female. sara sidner is joining us in jerusalem. plain to us the significance of this, being at the wailing wall and what women are wearing and where they are praying. why does that matter? >> reporter: look, it's the most holy jewish site for prayer and basically what these women want is equal access to all of the nominations and those who want to practice their religion at the wall. basically they have been doing this for the past two decades. this is not a new act by these women. they call themselves women of the wall. they go down, wear the shawls, pray at the wall and they say they should be allowed to do that. the high court has put out a ruling basically saying they can go down to the property but the government has made a separate area that is not at the
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 2:00am PST
faith and religion in this country right now. can you tell us what you think the significance of this announcement is? it comes as a shock to us this morning. >> look, it's shocking to me, and i have covered this pope his entire pontificate, but when he was in the previous office he held as cardinal ratzinger, i had the only english interview with this pope at length before his election. it is curious to watch this unfo unfold. because at that time, cardinal ratzinger wanted to retire in 'the 90, '93, again in '96, up to '99. he declined each time, stopped himself and didn't retire, because of the example of the previous pope he told me in an interview, so to watch this -- i have to say, i'm taken attack by it as a journal and it's personally know itting the background and knowing his vision of wanting to reform the church and realizing he is side by side with john paul during his long convalescence, this is a pope that died before the world. taught the world how to die. a real shock to many catholics around the world and i think people of other faiths as well. and we'll see w
CNN
Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
know what, these are parents teaching them this. i really want to know, you know, any religion that you have that teaches you about loving and caring for other people, not if you don't like them, you just exclude them, so it is just crazy that in 2013 that we have to still -- people are still thinking like this. >> more states are allowing gay marriage. >> people don't have their own special prom then. if that's what they want to do -- >> they're allowed. as we mentioned this isn't the school doing this. this is a private group of citizens, can have it on private property and that's their right. i will read this as we read one quote from one student, another student says this is bananas, said this, i absolutely hate how my town is get iting called anti-gay bigots because a few christians, in quotes, are planning a separate prom, not all of sullivan is like that. i can guarantee it. final word -- >> national embarrassment. >> final word. embarrassment for them. >> national embarrassment for the town and good for students standing up against this sort of exclusion. >> moving on, getting u
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